I LOOK TO THE SKY AND ONLY SEE DUSK.
DUSK IN THE DAY,
AND THE MORNING.
THE SKY READS TO ME,
BUT PRONOUNCES UNFAMILIAR WORDS.
ITS THE spirit OF THE LAND, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND,
BECAUSE MY TEACHERS WERE NOT TAUGHT.
Modern society is disengaged. We are disconnected from the natural world, estranged from and suspicious of each other, hiding from ourselves behind false personas. My contemporary work addresses mindfulness and spirituality in a health conscious way that re-establishes connections through nature.
Art has always been a piece of me, and in return, I am constantly putting myself into the work. My personal travel experiences, philosophies of health, and understanding of community greatly influence each piece. Though I fear I am not doing enough as a young adult in a world of chaos, I still push to instill hope, educate, and continue sharing a story through art that needs to be told. I intend to inspire conversations about society's demands of the environment and incorporate nature to educate and ground the mind. In this way, I directly link health to nature and create a dialogue to answer: Can art recreate a balance between humans and the natural world?
A majority of my work takes the shape of sculptural forms, though I keep an interdisciplinary mindset that merges mediums such as wood, metal, glass, stone, paper, and fibers. These materials are sustainably sourced in an environmentally conscious way and selected for the specific story I want the piece to share. I feel as though the process, from inception to culmination, needs to be intentional, and that begins with sourcing the materials. Creation is then influenced by inviting other outside sources to take a part in the artistic process whether it be elements of nature, other individuals, communities significant to the piece, or intentionally manipulating materials that can further facilitate the conversation. The process, in addition to the final piece, is paramount to connect myself as the artist and other contributors to the natural environment. My aim is to question whether the object or the experience is more important, whether the individual or the community take precedence.